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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.

 

You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here



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2017-08-12 21:20 | Hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail with the family.

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2017-08-12 12:26 | Hotter, drier summers, combined with political inaction and a history of poor land management, have rendered Portugal increasingly vulnerable to deadly fires.

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2017-08-12 07:09 | JACKSONVILLE, Florida and MONTREAL, Québec—Aug 11, 2017—Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE: RYAM) (“Rayonier Advanced Materials”) and Tembec Inc. (TSX: TMB) (“Tembec”) announced today that they received notification from the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (often referred to as MOFCOM) that it has cleared, without condition, the previously announced proposed statutory arrangement under Section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act (...

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2017-08-11 23:49 | On July 7, 2017 a dry lightning storm went through the Cariboo, touching off many wildfires, including seven fires within the Gavin Lake Block of the Alex Fraser Research Forest. More than a month has gone by and six of the seven fires are still under active suppression.

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2017-08-11 22:15 |

“The more you study science, the more you’re given explanations based on facts,” Mark Harmon says. “Sooner or later, you stop learning about the humanities and practicing art and writing. As I’ve...(more)

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2017-08-11 19:39 |

For a master’s degree in geography, Timothy D. Perry analyzed data at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest east of Eugene and in the Coyote Creek watershed in the South Umpqua Experimental Forest. In a report published in the journal Ecohydrology, he and Julia Jones, OSU professor of geography...(more)

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2017-08-11 18:01 | Beijing, China, 12th August 2017, World Elephant Day—Following China’s announcement late last year of a domestic ivory trade ban by the end of 2017, TRAFFIC and WWF surveys have found that the number of ivory items offered for sale—in both legal and illegal ivory markets in China—has declined alongside falling ivory prices.

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2017-08-11 15:15 |

Continuing on track to meet its operating plan for the year, CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. reported a 68% increase in revenues, a 7% improvement in GAAP net loss, and a 137% increase in Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, compared to the three-month period ended June 30, 2016.

Increases in year-over-year harvest volumes and timber sales revenue resulted primarily from last year’s acquisition and integration of properties in South Carolina.

CatchMark’...

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2017-08-11 14:58 |

Canfor Corporation reported net income of $81.3 million for the 2Q 2017, compared to net income of $66.1 million for the 1Q 2017 and a net income of $36 million for the 2Q 2016.

For the six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company’s net income was $147.4 million, compared to $62 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016.

The Company reported operating income of $131 million for the 2Q 2017, up $24.2 million from reported operating income of $106.8 million for the 1Q2017, as...

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2017-08-11 14:38 |

Weyerhaeuser Company reported 2Q earnings from continuing operations of $24 million on net sales of $1.8 billion. This compares with earnings from continuing operations of $130 million on net sales of $1.7 billion for the same period last year.

Adjusted EBITDA for the 2Q was $506 million compared to $413 million for the 2Q of last year.

Excluding after-tax special items of $188 million, which includes $147 million non-cash impairment for its Uruguay operations...

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2017-08-11 14:27 |

Nathan Trushell has been appointed as the new CEO of VicForests following a successful period of acting CEO.

VicForests’ Board Chair, Michael Humphris, said Mr Trushell brings a wealth of experience in the Victorian native timber industry.

VicForests is a Victorian State-owned business responsible for the sustainable harvest, regrowing and commercial sale of timber from Victoria’s public forests on behalf of the Victorian Government, Australia.

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2017-08-11 13:44 | On July 19, all the partners of the Interreg POCTEFA GREEN project met in Montels at the PNR of Pyrenees Ariéoisoises to start this ambitious project that will work during the next 3 years in the networking of natural spaces in the Pyrenees. The CTFC participates in the GREEN project […]

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2017-08-11 13:14 |

The BID Group has acquired MoCo Engineering and Fabrication Inc. of Spokane, Washington,.

Formed 22 years ago by co-owners Chuck Moles and Erik Humble, MoCo will continue to operate from the existing facility in the Spokane Valley.

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia and facilities throughout North America, The BID Group is a privately-owned company with over 30 years of experience in providing equipment, construction, and turnkey solutions to the forest products industry....

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2017-08-11 12:34 | PORTLAND, Ore., Aug.10, 2017 -- The Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW) Local 5 and Georgia Pacific (GP), wholly owned by Koch Industries, have been in contract negotiations for over 3 years, as the labor agreement expired May 31, 2014. AWPPW Local 5, located in Camas Washington, overwhelmingly rejected a contract offer that was voted on by the members, simultaneously giving strike authorization. It is likely that customers such as Wal-Mart, Costco, Staples and Kroger's would...

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2017-08-11 12:33 | NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 10, 2017-- KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) (the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share payable on October 12, 2017 to stockholders of record as of September 29, 2017. Future declarations of quarterly dividends and the establishment of future record and payment dates are subject to the determination of the Company's Board of Directors.

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2017-08-11 12:31 | KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Aug. 10, 2017 --- Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS) reports its unaudited financial results for the three-month period ended June 30, 2017.

Q2 2017 Highlights

Sales of $1,130 million
(compared to $1,006 million in Q1 2017 (+12%) and $998 million in Q2 2016 (+13%))
As reported (including specific items)
Operating income of $48 million
(compared to $31 million in Q1 2017 (+55%) and $65 million in Q2...

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2017-08-11 12:29 | Aug 11,2017---International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Monalisa Co. Ltd., Seoul, South Korea, to supply the key components for a new sludge dewatering process to be installed at its tissue production line in Jeonju.

The tissue production line produces sanitary tissue products using mixed office waste and virgin pulp as raw material. In order to achieve optimum results in dewatering of the sludge coming from the recycled fiber processing line, ANDRITZ will...

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2017-08-11 11:18 | “The forests in the Congo Basin are home to more than 10,000 species. They provide food, water and shelter to more than 75 million people, and are of significant economic importance,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “With PAFC-Congo becoming a member of PEFC and...

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2017-08-11 05:59 |

Hello cashew, goodbye chamka     By Patrick Smytzek   Chamka, the traditional and diverse farming system of Cambodia, is at risk from expansion of new cash crops, particularly, cashew plantations. How is this affecting the food security...

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